New coaches galore as Bundesliga kicks off

Hamburg  - Louis van Gaal, Felix Magath and Armin Veh are just some men starting a new challenge in Germany in an unprecedented merry-go-round on the Bundesliga coaching benches.

Munich lead the Bundesliga charge on champions Wolfsburg

Hamburg  - Bayern Munich are the top favourite with no-nonsense coach Louis van Gaal as they lead the charge on surprise champions VfL Wolfsburg when the Bundesliga season kicks off Friday.

Wolfsburg ready to prove that Bundesliga title was no fluke

Hamburg  - VfL Wolfsburg will feel the heat from Bayern Munich and others when they kick off the Bundesliga season on Friday as defending champions.

Federer stays top, Roddick moves up in ATP rankings

Hamburg - Wimbledon champion Roger Federer stayed ahead of Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray at the top of the men's tennis rankings, issued on Monday by the ATP.

Armin Veh confirmed as new VfL Wolfsburg coach

Hamburg - Armin Veh will coach Bundesliga champions VfL Wolfsburg from next season onwards, Wolfsburg chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch confirmed late Saturday.

Diego will be badly missed in UEFA Cup final - Almeida as well?

Hamburg  - Hugo Almeida found out in a cruel way that he will be suspended along with playmaker Diego when Werder Bremen face Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Cup final on May 20.

Armstrong returns to cycling in Texas race

Hamburg - Lance Armstrong returns to competitive cycling this weekend when he takes part in two time trial events in Gruene, Texas, the cycling news internet site reported Wednesday.

The 37-year-old American has registered for Saturday's 26- kilometre-long individual time trial before joining John Korioth for Sunday's team event over 44km.

Armstrong, who competed in the same event 12 years ago with five- time Tour winner Eddy Merckx of Belgium, makes his official return to cycling in January in the Tour Down Under in Australia. (dpa)

Lewis Hamilton: Looking to be F1's youngest ever champion

Hamburg - Lewis Hamilton is just one step away from being crowned Formula One's youngest ever world drivers' champion in only his second season in the sport.

Bayern come from behind to crush Wolfsburg

Hamburg - Bayern Munich came from two goals down at home to Vfl Wolfsburg to eventually run out easy 4-2 winners Saturday as Juergen Klinsmann's side continued their Bundesliga recovery.

A Grafite penalty and a goal from Edin Dzeko put Felix Magath's side in early command against his former club but Franck Ribery began the revival that was completed by second-half goals from Mark van Bommel, substitute Tim Borowski and Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Cacau to return for Stuttgart's game against Bochum

Hamburg  - VfB Stuttgart striker Cacau will play in Sunday's Bundesliga match against VfL Bochum, coach Armin Veh confirmed.

Cacau was missing for Stuttgart's 2-0 defeat at the hands of Sevilla in the UEFA Cup Thursday but the Brazilian is expected to replace midfielder Martin Lanig for the game on the weekend.

"Cacau will come back in," said Veh. "I rested him because the game against Bochum is more important."

Defender Serdar Tasci, who was also rested against Sevilla, is expected to return to the centre of defence. dpa

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